RE: Minnows! I Need To Tell You This Before I Get Drunk Later. It's Important! Your Success Depends On It!

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Minnows! I Need To Tell You This Before I Get Drunk Later. It's Important! Your Success Depends On It!

in life •  last year

This is an old post. Still relevant! Everything here means as much as it did then as it does now. Your comment made me come back here to read it the whole thing again. I fucking like it too! Damn. Did good here! Anyway, I think it's too old to resteem. If you ever want to share the link with people, feel free!

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Hahahaha. Glad it helped! I was reading one of your comments, where you said you gotta work your way up despite the changing system that exists today and suggested to go through some of your old posts to see the progression, because it was hard for the people who have been in the community for some time now to rise up in their early days as well. So I decided to go through old posts of people to learn the ropes on steam, and I came across this one.

From my limited understanding of things, steemit has changed quite a bit since its inception. And there seems to be a lot of politics/ buying&selling of votes going around these days. I dont like the idea of having to do that to get steem power, but when I come to think of it, even if I create a lot of good content, without the support of people its hard to get traction in the beginning right? The alternative would be to curate, but with such low steem power is it worth the return to curate (only with respect to steem power, in terms of benefiting the community I think curation is really vital). What are your opinions on that?

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You need the eyes on your work. If you came to game the system, with no talent, and don't care about some sort of blogging career/hobby; I'm certain you'll end up spending way too much money trying to do that. There was a post recently published and the blogger spent ridiculous amounts of money to basically feel like a hero for a day or two. The message was clear and people saw it, but spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars to purchase those votes is stupid and set a really bad example. That's my opinion there.

You can spend money to get eyes, or you can develop a solid following who will support you for free simply because they enjoy your work.

Curation is incredibly important. When I'm not writing up a post, or responding to comments, I try to get out and vote as much as possible. Since people seem to enjoy my stuff, I've been able to build up a nice pile of Steempower. I like to use it to give back as much as possible.

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I really appreciateyour attitude. It was this communal thought process that blew my mind when I first started reading about steemit and decided to join. It felt a little disheartening to see how the philosophy of Dan started something extraordinarily potent, but it changed as it developed and selfish interests dominated the system.

With that being said though, I think if enough people post their honest selves then we will always have a balance of good and bad, and natural progression will take care of the rest and shape the platform to what it is bound to become, whatever that may be.

As for my individual contribution I'm beginning to understand that all I can do is that. Be honest and create a reflection of myself and let nature take its course henceforth.

Your post helped me decide to stick around! It may be an uphill battle but I'm looking forward to it! Thanks again.

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I'll follow you. Hopefully I can help you out some day. Don't be a stranger!

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I'm really glad to hear that! Thank you. Looking forward to it. No I don't expect I'll be a stranger. The sarcasm and apt profanity in your writing resonates with me.. hahahaha

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Nice! Keep poking around and getting to know solid people. The dedicated ones. I just came across a member here the other day. They have thousands of followers. Probably just did the follow for follow trick with anyone who walked in the door. If someone on the street comes up to you and asks you to follow them down a back lane, do you go?
Streetsmarts. Apply that here if you have any. All those followers, way more than me. They get a small amount of views on their work and worse yet, buying votes to help boost their earnings. If they don't switch up their game, they'll be buying votes forever. Votes are free. I don't pay for piss just because someone is selling it. I can make my own.

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That is the plan my man. To be honest as I get to know more and more about how steemit works, my mind naturally jumps to ways of maximizing returns on posts and strategies to make myself heard. But talking to you and some other insightful people here I've come to the conclusion that there's a lot of bullshit floating around in this platform at the moment. And the game plan should be to search for the gems rather than piss in the pool.

I would rather someone comments on my post, or reads what I write or comment and has a discussion with me and inspires my thought process than just upvotes and helps me get money. I think the monetary return will be a natural byproduct of quality content. So for the moment, until I find my zone, I think I'm gonna float around trying to incite conversation, and see how it goes from there!

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Keep up with appearances. Get a nice avatar beside your name. Something so simple will go a long way.

Again. I'm an artist. It's not just about fancy pictures either. Art is many things. I need eyes on that first.

Have fun.